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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156152/limited-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-the-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-traumatic-injury-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hiroko Noguchi, Daisuke Nishi, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Tomohito Hamazaki, Yutaka J Matsuoka
Empirical evidence is divided on whether n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with quality of life (QOL). This study investigated the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on QOL in survivors of traumatic injury. In this secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, we recruited 110 trauma patients (82% men; mean age, 39.6 years) in an intensive care unit. Fifty-three received DHA-rich supplements and 57 received placebo for 12 weeks. We used the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess QOL at the end of intervention...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156063/traumatic-ruptured-globe-from-a-22-cartridge-casing-in-a-2-year-old-girl
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Jacob S Martin, Devasis N Reddy, Heather A D Potter, Cat N Burkat
The authors report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with an acute ruptured globe secondary to penetration by the casing of a .22 caliber cartridge that was ignited by a car cigarette lighter. Although penetrating injuries are a common mechanism of ocular trauma, open globe induced by cartridge casing represents an unusual and preventable cause. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e88-e90.].
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153287/avulsion-fracture-of-the-calcaneal-tuberosity-case-report-and-literature-review
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Thomas Rauer, Reto Twerenbold, Roman Flückiger, Valentin Neuhaus
Avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity are predominantly seen in patients with poor bone quality, the commonly used lag screw fixation might not be strong enough even with bony fragments of sufficient size. We present a case of a closed displaced avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity due to blunt trauma to the calf in a 74-year-old female. Open reduction and internal fixation with two 3.5-mm cannulated cortical screws with washers was performed, and anatomic reduction was achieved. Without further trauma, secondary displacement of the fracture occurred on day 3...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151330/analysis-of-recurrent-urethral-strictures-due-to-iatrogenic-urethral-trauma
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Fuat Kızılay, Adnan Şimşir, Ceyhun Özyurt
Background/aim: We aimed to analyze the effects of stricture location, etiology, age, and catheterization time on recurrence rate and recurrence time in patients who underwent direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) for urethral strictures. Materials and methods: Patients were divided into three groups according to the location of the stricture: penile urethra, membranous urethra, and prostatic urethra strictures. Patients were also divided into three groups according to etiologic factors: strictures secondary to endoscopic procedures, urethral catheterization, and open or radical prostatectomy (anastomotic strictures were included in this group)...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145966/outcome-evaluation-of-staged-treatment-for-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142782/massive-left-sided-congestive-colitis-due-to-idiopathic-inferior-mesenteric-arteriovenous-malformation
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Laura Martí Gelonch, Jose Maria Enríquez-Navascués, Tania Pastor Bonel, Yolanda Saralegui Ansorena
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the inferior mesenteric artery are rare. They may be primary (congenital or idiopathic) or secondary (acquired) after trauma or of iatrogenic origin. Of the abdominal AVM, the inferior mesenteric trunk is the least commonly involved. Most reported cases are of iatrogenic origin, resulting from colon surgery. Only 17 cases have been described and published in the literature. The objective of this work is to make known a case treated in our center. We present a case of 73-year old male, who came to the emergency service with symptoms of abdominal distension, pain lasting 48 hours along with months of diarrhoea...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142563/posterior-occipito-cervical-decompression-with-fixation-and-fusion-in-cranio-vertebral-junction-compression
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Lal Rehman, Iram Bokhari, Ali Afzal, Shakeel Ahmad
Objective: To find out the clinical outcome of posterior decompression with occipitocervical fixation and fusion in patients with Craniovertebral junction instability. Methods: Eighty consecutive patients of cranio vertebral junction (CVJ) compression were treated in the department of neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi over a period of 05 years from 1(st) January 2012 till 31(st) August 2016. All patients underwent posterior decompression with occipitocervical fusion (OCF) and fixation...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140952/-don-t-lose-hope-early-hemorrhagic-diffuse-axonal-injury-on-head-ct-is-not-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-moderate-severe-tbi-patients
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Nils Henninger, Rebecca A Compton, Muhammad W Khan, Raphael Carandang, Wiley Hall, Susanne Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) on MRI has been associated with poor functional outcome after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI). Yet, DAI assessment with highly-sensitive MRI-techniques is unfeasible in the acute trauma setting, and CT remains the key diagnostic modality despite its lower sensitivity. We sought to determine whether CT-defined-hemorrhagic-DAI (hDAI) is associated with discharge and favorable 3-and 12-month functional outcome (Glasgow Outcome Score ≥4) after msTBI...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140825/recurrent-corneal-erosions-secondary-to-use-of-sleep-mask
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Elyse J McGlumphy, Jordan A Margo, Bennie H Jeng
A 31-year-old woman with a history of unusual appearing recurrent linear corneal epithelial defects and subepithelial scaring in both eyes underwent 2 years of evaluation and treatment. It was eventually discovered that the patient was using a sleep mask with excessive fabric pilling, which was found to be the source of her chronic epitheliopathy. After discontinuation of the sleep mask, the patient experienced complete resolution of symptoms. When evaluating recurrent corneal epithelial defects, external sources of repeated trauma, including sleepwear, should be investigated...
November 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138662/st-segment-elevation-after-blunt-chest-trauma-myocardial-contusion-with-normal-coronary-arteries-or-myocardial-infarction-following-coronary-lesions
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Amine Ghalem, Hanane Boussir, Kamal Ahsayan, Nabila Ismaili, Noha El Ouafi
Cardiac lesions secondary to blunt chest trauma vary from insignificant arrhythmias to fatal cardiac rupture. Of these, a distinction remains difficult; face to ST-segment elevation on ECG with positive cardiac biomarkers, is it a myocardial contusion or a genuine myocardial infarction (MI) secondary to coronary lesions? We report the case of a patient admitted for multiple trauma. Initial assessment showed an ST segment elevation on ECG, along with multiple fractures and abdominal injuries. We would like to discuss, through this case, the similarities and the differences between myocardial infarction due to coronary lesions and myocardial contusion in a traumatic context, but also emphasize the difficulty of striking the right balance between thrombotic and bleeding risks in this situation, and insist on the importance of a multidisciplinary and collegial reflexion so we can offer these patients the best care there is...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138652/trauma-a-major-cause-of-death-among-surgical-inpatients-of-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
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Onyeanunam Ngozi Ekeke, Kelechi Emmanuel Okonta
Introduction: Trauma presents a significant global health burden. Death resulting from trauma remains high in low income countries despite a steady decrease in developed countries. Analysis of the pattern of death will enable intervention to reduce these deaths from trauma in developing countries. This study aims to present the pattern of trauma-related deaths in the surgical wards of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). Methods: This was a retrospective study of all patients who died from trauma during admission into the surgical wards of UPTH from 2007 to 2012...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138075/the-optimal-treatment-options-of-septated-chronic-subdural-haematoma-a-retrospective-comparison-of-craniotomy-versus-endoscopic-assisted-burr-hole-craniostomy
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Jibo Zhang, Xingyue Fan, Xuemeng Liu, Jincao Chen, Wei Wang, Kai Fu
OBJECTIVE: To complete a retrospective comparison of endoscope-assisted burr-hole craniostomy (EBHC) and craniotomy in the treatment of septated chronic subdural hematoma (SCSH). METHODS: A retrospective case note review comparing EBHC and craniotomy of SCSH was therefore performed. Data of patients with a SCSH for EBHC or craniotomy during the period from January 2011 to January 2017 were retrospectively collected and analysed. Of 70 patients, 43 underwent EBHC and 27 patients were treated by craniotomy...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135535/blood-glucose-concentrations-in-prehospital-trauma-patients-with-traumatic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis
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Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang Lederer, Stefan Schmid, Hanno Ulmer, Volker Wenzel, Maarten W Nijsten, Daniel Werner, Thomas Schlechtriemen
BACKGROUND: Deranged glucose metabolism after moderate to severe trauma with either high or low concentrations of blood glucose is associated with poorer outcome. Data on prehospital blood glucose concentrations and trauma are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to describe the relationship between traumatic shock and prehospital blood glucose concentrations. The secondary aim was to determine the additional predictive value of prehospital blood glucose concentration for traumatic shock when compared with vital parameters alone...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133706/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-progesterone-with-or-without-hypothermia-in-patients-with-acute-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Sumit Sinha, Amol Raheja, Neha Samson, Keshav Goyal, Sanjeev Bhoi, Arul Selvi, Pushpa Sharma, Bhawani Shankar Sharma
OBJECTIVE: Among newer neuroprotectant modalities, hypothermia and progesterone have shown a beneficial role in preliminary studies enrolling patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of progesterone with or without prophylactic hypothermia in acute sTBI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, outcome assessor, statistician blinded, randomized, and placebo-controlled phase II trial of progesterone with or without hypothermia (factorial design)...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132848/lymphedema-pathophysiology-and-clinical-manifestations
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Ayman A Grada, Tania J Phillips
Lymphedema is a localized form of tissue swelling resulting from excessive retention of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial compartment and caused by impaired lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema is classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphedema is caused by developmental lymphatic vascular anomalies. Secondary lymphedema is acquired and arises as a result of an underlying systemic disease, trauma, or surgery. We performed PubMed and Google Scholar searches of the English-language literature (1966-2017) using the terms lymphedema, cancer-related lymphedema, and lymphatic complications...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132647/normative-data-for-the-patient-rated-wrist-evaluation-questionnaire
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Marjolein A M Mulders, Suzanne C Kleipool, Siem A Dingemans, Percy V van Eerten, Tim Schepers, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) questionnaire is used to evaluate functional outcomes after treatment of wrist and hand injuries and nontraumatic conditions. Since patients commonly present with an injury, it is impossible to assess preinjury physical functioning. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the population-based normative data. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to determine the normative data for the PRWE questionnaire...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
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REVIEW
Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131915/visual-and-refractive-outcomes-of-children-after-early-secondary-cataract-extraction-following-wound-repair-for-penetrating-ocular-trauma
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Kamaldeep Arora, Priyanka Arora, Suma Ganesh, Shriya Gupta, Rashmi Ranjan Das
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual and refractive outcomes in children 8 years of age or younger with corneal laceration and cataract following penetrating ocular injuries who underwent primary corneal tear repair followed within 1 to 8 weeks by early secondary cataract extraction. METHODS: This retrospective, non-comparative case series reviewed the admission and operative charts of children 8 years of age or younger (range: 3 to 8 years) who underwent corneal wound repair as the primary surgical procedure followed within 1 to 8 weeks by cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131913/unilateral-congenital-cataract-clinical-profile-and-presentation
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Sudarshan Khokhar, Cijin P Jose, Ramanjit Sihota, Neha Midha
PURPOSE: To study the clinical profile and presentation of children with unilateral cataract. METHODS: In this hospital-based, observational, cross-sectional study, patients 15 years of age or younger who presented with unilateral cataract were recruited. Cases of cataract secondary to causes such as trauma or uveitis were excluded. Age at detection and presentation, distance from the treatment center, presenting complaints, cataract morphology, and biometry were noted for each case...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129760/the-key-role-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-matrix-proteins-rankl-opg-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-in-bone-healing-of-hip-arthroplasty-patients
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Jean Cassuto, Agnetha Folestad, Jan Göthlin, Henrik Malchau, Johan Kärrholm
INTRODUCTION: We still lack understanding of why some implants fail while most remain stable after decades of use. Proinflammatory cytokines, matrix proteins and bone regulating cytokines of the RANKL/OPG (receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin) and Wnt/β-catenin pathways are mandatory for normal bone repair but their spatial and temporal role in the healing of primary total hip arthroplasties (THA) has not been previously shown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four osteoarthritis patients with one-sided well-fixed primary THA were prospectively monitored during 18years (18Y) with repeated blood samples, clinical variables and radiographs...
November 10, 2017: Bone
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